While many people are going away, including me (I’m hitting up the Jazz Festival in Montreal!), there is tons going on in NYC for your listening pleasure:
3:30: Sonic Youth and the Feelies in Battery Park. Free, but you need to have tickets that have already been distributed.
4:00: Japanther, Hidden Power, Dear Friends, Bravo Specter, The Book Slave at The Bodega. $5.
5:00: Titus Andronicus, Aleks & the Drummer, Frances at Solar One, part of Rooftop Films Party. $25.
8:00: Mr. Brownstone and White Limo at Bowery Ballrom. $20.
9:00: Phosphorescent, Virgin Forest at Glasslands. tba.
9:00: Morning 40 Federation, Americans at Mercury Lounge. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
10:00: Viva l’American Death Ray Music, Lover, Jessica Anne, Puddin Tang, Hollywood at Cake Shop. $6.
10:00: Psychedelic Horseshit, Crystal Stilts, Fabulous Diamonds, Pink Reason at Death by Audio. $6.
12:oo: Afro Punk Festival with Janelle Monae, The Apes, Shawn Hewitt, and Millsted at the Afro Punk Skate Park at Lafayette Ave. and Ashland Pl. in Brooklyn. Free.
2:00: USAISAMONSTER, Ultra Dolphins at the Yard. $5.
3:oo: Rachid Taha, Dengue Fever, Apollo Heights at Central Park Summerstage. Free.
6:00: RZA (as Bobby Digital) at Webster Hall. $25.
7:00: Michael Stuart and William Cepeda at Prospect Park Bandshell. Free.
8:00: Smoking Popes, The Oranges Band at Gramercy Theater. $16.
8:00: Thurston Moore, Gene Moore Duo, Metal Mountains (PG6 & Helen Rush) at Rehab. $10.
10:00: Ponihoax, Zombie Nation, Riton at Studio B. $10.
12:00: Afro Punk Festival with JThe Five One, No Surrender, Jen Militia, P.O.S at the Afro Punk Skate Park at Lafayette Ave. and Ashland Pl. in Brooklyn. Free.
2:00: James Spaulding Ensemble at the Harlem Meer Performance Festival at The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, (110th Street between Fifth and Lenox avenues. Free.
2:00: Ronnie Spector at McCarren Park Pool. Free
3:00: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at Central Park Summerstage. Free.